Gordon Unlikely to Pose Threat to US or Caribbean
Tropical Storm Gordon formed this morning, Thursday, August 16, 2012 in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is the 7th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Gordon is moving to the northeast at 16 mph, farther away from US and is not expected to pose any danger to the United States or the Caribbean.
Tropical Storm Gordon Potential Storm Track - August 16, 2012
Source: National Hurricane Center (NHC)
As of 11 am EDT, the center of Gordon was at latitude 33.3N, longitude 53.8W, 640 miles east of Bermuda. Maximum sustained winds were 50 mph. Some strengthening is expected over the next several days. Gordon is forecast to become a hurricane briefly on Saturday.
Gordon is forecast to turn more to the east over the next several days. This track will take Gordon farther from the United States. By late this weekend, Gordon is expected to weaken as it approaches the Azores Islands in the eastern North Atlantic and make a transition to a post-tropical cyclone.
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